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World Cup Opening Day

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Pardon the earth
if it nearly stops turning.
It’s almost four years
since desire’s been burning,
but no more the longing;
it’s over, the yearning, it’s
World Cup Opening Day.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Tell Mr. Sun
that he won’t need a ticket.
The planet, now one
giant football, we’ll kick it
all off with Brazil and
Croatia. You pick it, it’s
World Cup Opening Day.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The once busy waiters
will soon be distracted.
Let’s flock to the food court at noon.
We’re attracted we billions;
economies swoon,
thus impacted, it’s
World Cup Opening Day.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Priorities yield,
like clean sheets fall diverted.
Stray dogs run alone
in the streets all deserted.
Why, even Americans follow converted.
It’s World Cup Opening Day.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Come now. Partake in our game’s celebration:
the blue marble’s one-month-long football vacation,
where everyone qualifies. Choose any nation.
It’s World Cup Opening Day.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/world-cup-opening-day/